The most common advice medical professional’s offer
after a broken foot, ankle sprain or knee injury is to keep the injured area elevated
and get as much rest as possible. For many of us, staying of our feet just
isn’t an option: there are household tasks to perform, routine duties at the
workplace and other daily chores that require us to stay mobile.
There was a time when solutions to this problem
were uncomfortable medical boots, or worse, slow and cumbersome
crutches. Thankfully, with the aid of knee scooters/knee
walkers you can stay active and productive throughout the day with ease.
on the knee walker:
Maintain Good Posture
When you use a Knee Walker you’re staying in
an upright natural position, with your shoulders back and your standing leg continuing
in a comfortable stride. The often-unnatural contortions that crutches require
can cause soreness and stiffness all over the body.
As mentioned, one of the first recommendations a
doctor will make after a leg or foot injury is, keep it elevated. The Knee
Walker provides a comfortable padded seat where you can securely rest your
knee. This will prevent it from bearing weight and protect it from accidental
bumps and scrapes.
Range of Motion
The Knee Walker is a finely tuned, highly
versatile device. The handlebars provide good directional control, and
walkers such as the all terrain Knee Walker can cover all surfaces whether
even or uneven; grass, gravel, or dirt, easily. The ease and range of motion
helps you feel confident in moving around without worrying about falling over
or losing balance, which is one the main concerns when it comes to crutches.
Moving around on one leg is hard enough, even when
you don’t have anything to carry. But when you take away free use of your hands
as well, it can really get tricky. Thankfully, many models of the Knee
Walker come equipped with a basket to help you carry around books, groceries
and other items while you’re on the move.
Speed and Ease
Propelled on 4 wheels, you can cover large
distances over a relatively short period of time. One of the great difficulties
you’ll face with crutches is the amount of time and efforts it takes to walk
even small distances. The Knee Walker is fast and efficient and will help
you save vital energy for your recovery.